Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014

Trip Date: 
Wed, 10/29/2014
 
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Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
Hanson Quarry Collecting Trip - Oct 2014
 
Location: 
 

Thirteen plucky NC Fossil Club members turned out for a perfect fall day of collecting the Yorktown Formation at Hanson Quarry in Rocky Mount.  We have only been coming to this locality since April, but it is fast becoming a favorite.  Though there is less to be picked up each time we go (the collecting area is small), wonderful things still keep popping up.

At least a couple nice white shark teeth are found each trip, as well as loads of fish vertebra and whale bone fragments.  Toss in a couple crab claw sections, some really big Chesapectens, oysters, Emmonds Fish teeth (which are not teeth at all), Fish Skull parts, the occasional bird bone, sturgeon scute, whale bulla, whale vert, and/orseal bone and this site never ceases to amaze.  It is small enough that the rest of the collectors are usually within earshot of each other, so the camaraderie is excellent too.

The site probably needs some time to weather after this trip, we picked it pretty clean.

Looking forward to hunting there again in 2015.

Organizers: 
Linda McCall
 
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